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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 29, 2011 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recollections of Things Seen On Stage

>Or when Jerry addressed the crowd directly the crowd acted like they were Moses and a clump of incendiary shrubbery had chosen to speak just to them? IE: Summer Solstice show at Shorline when, after a prolonged break while Bobby fiddled with his gear, Jerry said "Bobby's having some trouble with his stuff." Crowd went bonkers.


LOL! It really seems true that sometimes all he had to do was make any kind of small statement, no matter how trivial, and it was like a blessing had been handed down.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 29, 2011 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recollections of Things Seen On Stage

Which is one reason he stopped saying anything onstage...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 29, 2011 10:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recollections of Things Seen On Stage

Can't blame him. Though I did hear they had developed an intricate series of hand signals to let the crew know when Jerry needed a Twinkie, but near the end the requests had become so frequent the crew decided to install monitors onstage that were supposedly to help Jerry with lyrics, but in fact showed a menu from the local Sonic.

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 29, 2011 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recollections of Things Seen On Stage

I thought those chicks on roller skates were just part of the Mardi Gras parade! Now I know......they were simply delivering some mini-corn dogs.

10/31/1992(JGB) Jerry said, "How y'all doin?". That is the most I ever heard him say in terms of stage banter. And yes, the crowd went bananas.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 29, 2011 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recollections of Things Seen On Stage

If I'm not mistaken, Jerry's midi system was not just a sound-modifying effect; it also linked directly to their drive-through system, using a digitized system that correlated notes played to the number of combo meals on the menu, which them prompted the roller-skaters.

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Poster: high flow Date: Aug 29, 2011 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recollections of Things Seen On Stage

This explains why they played MAMU so often. MAMU was the code for double-cheeseburger, fries and a vanilla shake.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 29, 2011 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recollections of Things Seen On Stage

Excellent.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 29, 2011 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Recollections of Things Seen On Stage

how about when Phil shuts down the rumor that hes quitting the band and then jerry replies, yea the rest of us are quitting to much applause. Until the stoners realize what he just said. Summer of 90, 6 something me thinks.